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Wednesday, August 30


NxtUp...Cartoons

The Legion of Super Heroes

September 23, WB is airing the LSH. I am totally geeking out about this.

http://www.kidswb.com/

Tuesday, August 29


NxtUp...WTF!

Norelco Shaver

Watch the video!


http://www.shaveeverywhere.com/

Thanks, "Smike".

NxtUp...Cars

2009 Dodge Challenger

This is effing sweet. Boom-chaca-laca!

http://www.automobilemag.com/

Monday, August 28


NxtUp...Travel

Wallpaper* City Guides

This would be great for my tour of Italy in October. These City Guides don't seem to be available yet, but if they are as nice as the magazine, they will be worth the wait. Available for pre-order at amazon.com

http://www.wallpaper.com/travel/

NxtUp...Accessories

Utility Bag

Not only does this e-tailer have great stuff, they have an inventive webesite.
The Silent Revolution Utility Bag is no damn nice. It is lined with orange.

http://www.shopcomposition.com/

Friday, August 25


NxtUp...Casa

Beautiful Sofa

DesignLush is worth a look. There are lots lovely items for your home.


http://www.designlush.com/

NxtUp...Design

Très joli!

Such pretty stationery

http://www.plumparty.com/

NxtUp...Comix

Museum of Black Superheroes

Did you know the original Captain America was an African American? Now you do.

http://www.blacksuperhero.com/

NxtUp...Comix

The 99

An Arab superhero comic? Cool.

http://www.theninetynine.com/

NxtUp...History

Queen Zenobia

Widow of Palmyra's ruler Adainat, Zenobia, in A.D. 271, took advantage of a Rome's temporary inattention to send her generals on a campaign of conquest that for a time incorporated the whole of the Middle East, from Egypt to Anatolia (Turkey) under her rule. She consciously modeled herself on Cleopatra and claimed to be a descendant. Her rule, though it ended in military defeat by Rome, was noted for tolerance and for fostering a wide-ranging trade with Abyssinia, Arabia, and India. Zenobia not only sent forth her generals, she often rode with them on camel or horseback. When eventually cornered, she successfully talked her way out of the situation and lived to become a celebrity in Rome.

Why isn't this a movie/book?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia/

Tuesday, August 22


NxtUp...Gadgetz

Get off the phone!

Most people will not remember the flip, panel paddles thatwere all the rage in the 70s. The paddles had different words you could flash at a driver like 'your cute' , ' get off the road'. The Drivemocion, which is a small electronic display that can attach to the back window and types out messages such as "Back OFF" & "THANKS".


http://www.au-my.com/english/Drivemocion.htm/

NxtUp...Kidz

My Cousins, Maddox & Chase

My premature, baby cousins are looking good nine months later.

http://www.maddoxnchase.iblogs.com/

NxtUp...Sports


Houston Texans - David Carr

Are you ready for some football?

Uh-huh!

Monday, August 21


NxtUp...Beauty

Wonder Woman Mirror

You can be Wonder Woman too.
Spin, sister, spin!

http://www.target.com/

Thursday, August 17




NxtUp...Design

Mini Suburbia

This is a cute thing.
Mini NYC is also available.

http://www.mujionline.co.uk/

NxtUp...Accessories

Fossil Watch

Fossil has a cool watch with faux bois inside the bevel.

www.fossil.com/

NxtUp...Design

Milwaukee Art Museum

Milwaukee Art Museum's new expansion and renovation which combines art, dramatic architecture and landscape design.
The first Santiago Calatrava-designed building in the United States, features a 90-foot high glass-walled reception hall enclosed by the Burke Brise Soleil, a sunscreen that can be raised or lowered creating a unique moving sculpture.

http://www.mam.org/

NxtUp...Celebz

Tatum Channing

The new movie 'Step Up' looks liek amale version
of 'Flashdance'. Not that that is a bad thing.

"I guess he ah-right'.

Wednesday, August 16


NxtUp...Casa

Art, urinal or both?

Crazy! Check out the other functioning urinal sculptures at the
artist's site.

www.clarkmade.com/

Tuesday, August 15


NxtUp...Making a Difference

Gap has a cause?

Gap's PRODUCT (RED), which launches in October. The clothing and accessories will be co-branded, and 50% of all profits from the sales of (RED) items will be given to The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, the benefactor of funds (and media attention) of the PRODUCT (RED) movement.

www.gap.com/

NxtUp...Casa

Check out this site!

The prices and selection are amazing.

www.bungalowlights.com/
In Memory - 14 of August

Puck

"If we shadows have offended,
Think but this, and all is mended,
That you have but slumber'd here
While these visions did appear.
And this weak and idle theme,
No more yielding but a dream,
Gentles, do not reprehend:
if you pardon, we will mend:
And, as I am an honest Puck,
If we have unearned luck
Now to 'scape the serpent's tongue,
We will make amends ere long;
Else the Puck a liar call;
So, good night unto you all.
Give me your hands, if we be friends,
And Robin shall restore amends."

A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Shakespeare

Sunday, August 13


NxtUp...Cinema

The Covenant

Eye candy & special effects. That's hot.

www.jointhecovenant.com/

NxtUp...Cinema

The Illusionist

"Ed Norton casts an intoxicating spell as a Victorian-era
illusionist in this thriller that is as moving-and sexy- as it is suspenseful."

See it! Don't read about it or watch a trailer, just see it.

www.theillusionist.com/

Wednesday, August 9


NxtUp...Travel

Gramercy Park Hotel

Again, it is all about NYC.

www.gramercyparkhotel.com/

NxtUp...Design

Internet Time

How cute is this desktop internet clock?

Thanks Rick!

http://www.netnebulo.hu/loituma_clock.swf


NxtUp...Orange

Colorstrology

What an exact science this seems to be!
Amazing, I say, amazing.

Okay...I may have added my own birthday. May have, maybe.

http://www.pantone.com

Tuesday, August 8


NxtUp...Travel

Swank Euro Travel

French designer Christian Lacroix was chosen by the
French Railways to renovate the interiors of their high-speed trains.
Lacroix and his design team promise to transform their
drab interiors into ultra modern, stylish, boutique-hotel-like environments.

NxtUp...Accessories


Objects of Desire

These accessories are a few of the many I saw online by this
Parisian designer. I can't even begin to imagine the Rockstar money
the items must cost.

http://www.krisvanassche.com

Thursday, August 3


NxtUp...WTF!

Instant Spray Shampoo?

First of all, I love the retro 70s design of the can.

Secondly, as my 'mother-in-law'
said about my blog "what's the point"?

I will wait until 'Gee, Your Hair Smells Terrific' is released again.


http://www.drugstore.com

Wednesday, August 2


NxtUp...Cars

Jeep Compass

The new Compass is looking good. I did not like the body design
at first, but now that I understand it starts at 15K. Oh, yeah. I like it.

http://www.jeep.com


NxtUp...Comix

Shazam! Isis is back!

"Zephyr winds that blow on high take me now, so I may fly!"

Isis has reappeared in DC Comics '52 Weeks'...their version of the show '24'.

http://www.dccomics.com/

Tuesday, August 1


NxtUp...Animation

The Venture Brothers

Dayum! Now this is on
iTunes as a video download.
Man, how do I come up with this stuff.

www.itunes.com

NxtUp...Books

'The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters'

Books set in the Victorian Era are so interesting to me.
'The Difference Engine' by Bruce Sterling & William Gibson
is a really good read. 'The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters'
is "part Jules Verne adventure & part Sherlock Holmes mystery".


www.amazon.com

NxtUp...Travel

Valencia

Last year, I fell in love with Spain. I dream of going back to southern Spain and it's islands.


http://www.spanish-living.com/regional/Valencia_city-of-arts-and-science.php